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Settlement Services

We provide settlement services for newcomers during their initial settlement in British Columbia and empowers families to become independent in Canada. Services are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish and Wolof. Registration and membership are required for all settlement programs. First year of membership is free for settlement participants. Settlement child care and bus tickets are available for eligible families.

Settlement Suport

  • 1 on 1 support and settlement counselling
  • Information and referral to community resources
  • Information on health care, legal system, education, employment, finances, housing, child care and more
  • Help with filling out forms
  • Leadership training
  • Workshops
  • Opportunities to meet new people and engage in community activities

Needs Assessment & Referral 

Newcomers will meet either individually or as a family with a settlement worker to assess their needs and create a plan to integrate as new residents of Canada.

Individual / Family Settlement Counselling

Newcomers have an opportunity to meet with a settlement worker to receive support and guidance to understand and address challenges they may have as a newcomer to Canada.

Topical Workshops

Workshops are provided on different topics tailored to the needs of newcomers to assist in successful integration. Topics include transportation, the education system in Canada, housing, citizenship test preparation and more.

Short Term Life Skills Programs 

These programs are 6 to 8 weeks in length and provide detailed information on specific life skills. Topics include parenting skills, women’s support group, computer classes, anti-discrimination training and more.

Community Connections Programs for Newcomers and Immigrants

Community Connections include programs for women, men, families, seniors and youth. These programs and activities help newcomers foster the skills and know-how to successfully engage and participate in their community. It also facilitates connections between newcomers and long term Canadians through a series of programs such as:

  • Impact Mentorship
  • Community Leadership Learning Circles
  • Multicultural Cooking Club
  • Men’s Outreach and Support Group
  • English Conversation Club
  • Family Literacy Outreach
  • Volunteer opportunities

Events & Programs

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11:00 am

Homework Club for Newcomer Youth

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 22, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

Do you need help with homework? Do you want to improve your English conversation skills? Join us! Snacks provided. Bus tickets available. If you are a permanent resident, please bring your PR # with you. Contact Morie Ford mford@mpnh.org 604.879.8208 ext 232

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3:00 pm

Multicultural Cooking Club: International Cuisine with Mama’s Hands & VCC

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
An image of the poster with event details, featuring a photo of three women in aprons in a commercial kitchen, smiling at the camera.

Mama’s Hands was born in early 2019 from Vancouver Community College's Make It! Cooking Business Program, a new, government-funded initiative which is designed to help immigrant and refugee women create and operate a cooking business collective. We are a group of diverse women who value international cuisine and connecting people through food. Childcare is available. […]

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Settlement Services

Thanh Lam
604.879.8208 ext 302

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Vicky Li



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